Breakfast is by far my favourite meal of the day. Whether it’s cereal, boiled eggs and toast or a full-on Ulster Fry, I love breakfast time. However, I rarely eat out for breakfast. But I’ve been saying to Phill for ages that we should dine out for breakfast one weekend as so many places in Belfast are on brilliant breakfast form. One such place is the Errigle Inn on Belfast’s Ormeau Road. It’s well known for being a long-standing bar and provider of hearty breakfast and lunch meals. It’s currently celebrating it’s 80th birthday and to coincide with breakfast month, myself and Phill got invited to sample their breakfast menu last Sunday.
Since neither of us had had a proper Ulster Fry in ages we both opted for the large fry and a pot of tea each. I was tempted by the pancake stack and eggs benedict but the fry won out in the end. It was the dreariest of January mornings and I wanted ultimate comfort food.
I know that if I ever lived anywhere else but Northern Ireland I would insanely miss the Ulster Fry. In my opinion we just have the best bacon, sausages, black pudding and bread. The Errigle Inn did themselves proud with the fry they served up. The plate was brimming with food and thankfully it wasn’t a big greasy affair. The bacon was beautifully thick and fatty, the sausages fried to perfection, my egg nice and soft in the middle (the way I’d asked for it) and the soda and potato bread was lightly fried and not too heavy on the stomach. I also was pleased to have a fried tomato and little button mushrooms on my plate. Yummy!
Several hours after our big breakfast feed, we were still satisfied and not the least bit hungry. Proof that dining like a king at the start of the day sets you up for the rest of the day!